Cromer care home wins award

A Cromer care home which has undergone extensive renovation work has won an award for its new design.

The restoration work at The Royal British Legion's Halsey House in Cromer, which included the building of an open space conservatory and a reminiscence room, has won the best restoration / extension of a care home category in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.

The two others nominated were Tewkesbury Care Home in Gloucestershire and Harwood House in Maidenhead.

The winners of the awards were announced at a ceremony held on March 31 at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, with television broadcaster Michael Parkinson handing out the awards.

The renovation and new design of the house was undertaken by Portess and Richardson Architects.

In February, three judges were invited to take a look around the Cromer care home, which is home to many ex-servicemen and women and their families, and see for themselves the work which has been done,

The rebuild also includes new wings housing 30 nursing and 30 residential beds along with a 16 bed dementia unit, the Danbury Unit

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The home was opened in May 1948 as a country home for aged and physically disabled ex service men and was named after Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey, who was president of the eastern area Royal British Legion at the time.

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